Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
637 AM CDT SUN APR 1 2018

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...THE MITCHELL SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              95   03/30/1943
 LOW              -23   03/12/1956
HIGHEST            57   03/27        MM      MM       78  03/19
LOWEST              5   03/08        MM      MM        4  03/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     40.4              44.6    -4.2     46.7
AVG. MINIMUM     25.7              23.6     2.1     26.8
MEAN             33.1              34.1    -1.0     36.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               5.5    -2.5        7
DAYS MIN <= 32     26              24.1     1.9       21
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.7    -0.7        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           MM   MM
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS           1.51              1.06    0.45     0.34
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.03    0.02     0.01
DAYS >= .01         7                MM      MM        6
DAYS >= .10         3                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= .50         1                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.65   03/16 TO 03/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
TOTALS           11.0                MM      MM      3.6
SINCE 7/1        38.0                MM      MM     29.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         5                MM      MM        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         7   03/09                          2  03/15
                        03/08                             03/14
                        03/07                             03/13
 24 HR TOTAL      7.3   03/05 TO 03/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     982               958      24      869
 SINCE 7/1       6537              6480      57     5603
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/290    DATE  03/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/130    DATE  03/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         14

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     79

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               11     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      0

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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